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pana in sitelen pona
pana in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ 🔊 🔊
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥌 U+F194C

pana is a core content word relating to giving and emitting.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of the word pana is unclear. Possibilities include Finnish panna, meaning "to put, to set", and Swahili pana "to give to each other".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of pana includes the act or an instance of giving and emitting. In their essay, lipamanka defines the semantic space of pana as "contain[ing] all acts that set objects in motion".[2]

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines pana as:

VERB  to give, send, emit, provide, put, release

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as pana:[3]

give5, put5, deliver5, grant5, delivery5, send4, submit4, provide4, transfer4, distribute4, distribution3, donate3, appoint3, contribute3, output3, given3, publishing3, yield3, share3, offering3, assign3, deploy3, deposit3, convey3, offer2, input2, emission2, lend2, supply2, release2, pour2, publish2, provision2, gift2, export2, shared2, serve2, spend2, spread2, attach2, administer2, devote2, serving2, donation2, contribution2, added2, post2, toss2, apply2, transmission2, present2, bring2, add2, install2, show2, introduce2, dedicate2, exhibit2, insert2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pana (󱥌) is derived from the hand radical (luka) and emitters.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van Der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 314.

Further reading[edit | edit source]